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Money Makes You Greedy?

Money, in my opinion, does not make a person greedy. Money magnifies the person’s true nature.

Give money to people with kind heartsThey will use money to increase love and compassion ten-folds (see Jon Huntsman. The table of contents says it all).

The Bible says, “It would be hard for the rich to enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:23).”

The Book also states, “The remark has led some to believe that rich people can’t enter the kingdom, and others to feel that Jesus was opposed to wealth and the wealthy.  But Zacchaeus, the wealthy tax collector’s response to Jesus’ call (Matthew: 9:9-13) contradicts both of these assumptions.”

Jesus demonstrated salvation depends on the mercy — unconditional love and forgiveness — of God, not on the merits or sacrifice of people.

If  God was a judging Deity, He wouldn’t have to tell us to go to hell.  Rich or poor, humanity (yes, we sinners) would already be there.

God also tells His followers,“Judge not.” (Matthew 7:1).  He was commanding grace toward others.

Jesus was saying, Don’t blame or put down others while excusing or exalting yourself especially when you are not perfect.”

When we are called upon to correct others, we should act like a good doctor whose purpose is to bring healing — with empathy, fairness, and with a readiness to freely and fully forgive — not like an enemy who attacks. (Matthew 6:12, 14, 7:12)

I am often convicted by His perfect word.

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January 6, 2009 - Posted by | Attitude, Christianity, Compassion, Heart, Introspection, Love, Money, Peace, People, Spirituality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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